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05/03/2016

Few Spots Available for Second Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day

Quick Facts

 Sonia Kovalevsky was the first major Russian female mathematician and the first woman to be appointed to a full professorship in Europe.
 Winthrop's event will be Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in 103 Owens Hall.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Spots are quickly filling up for Winthrop University's second annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day.

The math outreach event, set for May 14, is for girls in grades sixth through eighth who are ready for a fun day filled with games and lessons. The event is funded through an INBRE grant.

From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in 103 Owens Hall, the day's events include:

*interactive lessons
*group activities
*scavenger hunt
*lunch

Special topics will include tessellations, topology, graph theory and more. All entrants will receive a free T-shirt.

Who is Sonia Kovalevsky?

Sonia Kovalevsky was the first major Russian female mathematician and the first women to be appointed to a full professorship on Europe. She made important contributions to analysis, partial differential equations and mechanics.

For more information, visit the Sonia Kovalevsky Day website. You can also call Jessie Hamm, assistant professor of mathematics, at 803/323-3032 or hammj@winthrop.edu.

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